First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven women from Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul became officers for the first Knights of Columbus Latina Ladies Auxiliary Feb. 10. Courtesy Minnesota State Auxiliary

Seven women at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul became the inaugural officers for the first Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at a Feb. 10 installation Mass.

Alicia Praska, president of the Our Lady Guadalupe auxiliary, said the auxiliary complements the work of the parish’s Knights of Columbus council and beyond.

“We would like to help and be involved with the community, with Our Lady of Guadalupe church, in addition to the archdiocese,” Praska said.

“As a wife of one of the Knights, I usually helped with some of their activities,” Praska said.

Geraldine Lopez, vice president for auxiliary, saw forming the auxiliary as a natural step, too.

“We are already involved in the community and our archdiocese, [and] helping a very active Knights of Columbus Council, Our Lady of Guadalupe Caballeros de Colon,” she said.

That Knights of Columbus council began in 2013, the first Latino one in Minnesota, too. The Ladies Auxiliary, normally made up of wives and daughters of Knights of Columbus,  assists councils in their activities and also conduct their own.

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